Follow the trail to experience the footsteps of native history and cultural heritage in King George County. The trail offers a hands-on experience to visualize King George history through the perspective of Native American tribes from the Northern Neck region of Virginia.

The trail is composed of two parts—seven educational signs and ten geocache puzzles. Use the brochure linked below to explore the trail and learn about the first residents of the land known as King George today. Participants who solve all ten geocache puzzles will discover a mystery message that reveals the location to collect your completion prize. Prizes are while supplies last.

This experience is both fun and educational; something the whole family can enjoy! Each stop located around the county allows you to explore some of the most excitingly beautiful places found in King George County.

We have created a brochure for you to use while you visit stops on the trail. There is a printable version as well as a digital version for use on your mobile phone.

Brochure Web
Brochure Print



Eagle Plush Keychain

Geocache Coins




The Native American Heritage Trail signs were written and outlined by students in the department of historic preservation at the University of Mary Washington in collaboration with the Rappahannock Tribe and the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia. The students approached King George County Government to implement the signs as an educational trail throughout the county. King George wanted to provide the community and its visitors access to untold stories in a unique way. As a result, the county’s community engagement department applied for a grant with the Virginia Tourism Corporation to bring the project to life.

In June 2024, the trail opened to the public with seven signs located in important locations to two prominent tribes in King George County that are still present today, as well as launched ten geocache puzzles.


Maryland Office of Tourism Development

401 E. Pratt Street 14th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202 (866) 639-3526 VisitMaryland.org

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Convention & Visitors Bureau

26 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (888) 302-2852 VisitAnnapolis.org

Caroline County Office of Tourism

10219 River Landing Road Denton, MD 21629 (410) 479-0655 VisitCaroline.org

Charles County Office of Tourism

8190 Port Tobacco Road Port Tobacco, MD 20677 (301) 645-0610 CharlesCountyMd.gov/tourism

Point Lookout State Park

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Dorchester County Tourism

2 Rose Hill Place Cambridge, MD 21613 (410) 228-1000 VisitDorchester.org

Howard County Tourism & Promotion

8267 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 (410) 313-1902 VisitHowardCounty.com

Kent County Office of Tourism

400 High Street Chestertown, MD 21620 (410) 778-0416 KentCounty.com

Prince George’s County Conference & Visitors Bureau

9200 Basil Court, Suite 101 Largo, MD 20774 (301) 925-8300 VisitPrinceGeorges.com

Talbot County Office of Tourism

11 S. Harrison Street Easton, MD 21601 (410) 770-8000 TourTalbot.org

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail on the Potomac River offers a great way to connect with nature and get some exercise. Here kayakers launch from. Piscataway Park. – Courtesy the Accokeek Foundation

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Road Waldorf, MD 20601 (301) 274-9358 DrMudd.org

St. Mary’s County Tourism

23115 Leonard Hall Drive Leonardtown, MD 20650 (800) 327-9023 VisitStMarysMd.com

Surratt House Museum

9118 Brandywine Road Clinton, MD 20735 (301) 868-1121 SurrattMuseum.org

Worcester County Tourism

104 West Market Street Snow Hill, MD 21863 (800) 852-0335 VisitWorcester.org

Queen Anne’s County Tourism

425 Piney Narrows Road Chester, MD 21619 (410) 604-2100 VisitQueenAnnes.com

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